Royal Bank of Canada’s $750 Million Green Bond Offering

Sullivan & Cromwell advised Royal Bank of Canada on the deal.

Royal Bank of Canada completed a $750 million green bond offering on July 14. This is RBC’s second green bond offering and its first since launching its Sustainable Bond Framework in 2020. The proceeds will fund green initiatives in renewable energy, green buildings, sustainable land use and clean transportation.

Founded in 1864, RBC is a multinational commercial bank and Canada’s largest bank by market capitalization. RBC offers wealth management, investment banking and other financial services. RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, ING Financial Markets LLC and NatWest Securities Inc. acted as joint bookrunners for the offering.

S&C acted as the U.S. counsel for the offering. The S&C team included Don Crawshaw (Picture), Bonnie Macfarlane, Spencer Nord and Kate Dai. Jeff Hochberg, Saul Brander and Daniel Bleiberg advised on tax matters.

Involved fees earner: Daniel J. Bleiberg – Sullivan & Cromwell; Saul Brander – Sullivan & Cromwell; Donald Crawshaw – Sullivan & Cromwell; Kate Dai – Sullivan & Cromwell; Jeffrey Hochberg – Sullivan & Cromwell; Bonnie Macfarlane – Sullivan & Cromwell; Spencer Nord – Sullivan & Cromwell;

Law Firms: Sullivan & Cromwell;

Clients: Royal Bank of Canada;

Author: Martina Bellini